Acknowledged as the first woman trumpeter in a major symphony orchestra, Marie Speziale retired from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in November of 1996 after having served as its Associate Principal Trumpet for thirty-two years (1964-1996). A graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ms. Speziale studied with Robert Price, Robert Braunagel, Eugene Blee and Arnold Jacobs.
Anne Schnoebelen, Mullen Professor Emerita of Musicology, received a bachelor of arts degree from Rosary College, a master of music in piano and a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She joined the Shepherd School faculty in 1974 as one of the original faculty members. She has served as chair of the musicology department, director of graduate studies, and acting dean of the Shepherd School.
William Murray is a graduate of Adelphi University in New York and has studied language at Universita Perugia, Yale University and the Goethe Institute. He studied voice with Mme Karin Branzell in New York, Luigi Ricci and Giuseppe Bertelli in Italy and with Hertha Kalcher in Germany. He also worked entensively with Prof. Carl Orff in Munchen. He made his professional debut in Italy at the Teatro Spiimentale, Spolete in Segreto di Susanna as Conte Gil and in Germany at the Landestheater Detmold in Tosca as Scarpia.